College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan
Catholic Education Week is a great time to give thanks for the special way in which our Catholicity informs our culture, our relationships and the meaning we find in the school experience.
Catholic Education Week
Each year at this time as we join hundreds of other Catholic Schools in celebrating our identity, I always reflect on my own own formation in Catholic Education from Years 1 to 12. I give thanks for Sister Geraldine who helped me imagine, Sister Marius who made me think, Mr Belfanti who encouraged me to try, Mr Burke who taught me the value of hard work and Mrs Battle who mentored me in striving to be the best I could be. As a young teacher (and an older one for that matter!), I have also been blessed by peer inspirations and mentors. Catholic Education Week is a great time to give thanks for the special way in which our Catholicity informs our culture, our relationships and the meaning we find in the school experience. I am sure that the boys have these people in their lives here at Terrace and that Mums and Dads enjoyed great teachers too –not everyone because we are human as well, but certainly the formative and life giving ones that we remember all of our lives.
Parent /Teacher Evenings
On your behalf, thank you to our dedicated teaching staff for the preparation and engagement with parents over these four evenings throughout the year. All opportunities to enhance partnership and communication in the best interests of our young men are highly valuable and thank you to our parent body for your whole hearted participation in this process. I also take this opportunity to thank Mrs Kathy Wilson for her administration of this enormous process and Mr Glenn Brown and his team for their work in the setting up of facilities for our meetings. Another great innovation this year has been the introduction of the Timor Kolega Coffee Café and I thank Mr Charles Brauer and his trusty team of volunteers for their excellent service on these evenings.